Internal docs show wind project pushed through by Biden admin, included ‘waiver of a taxpayer safeguard’

Internal docs show wind project pushed through by Biden admin, included ‘waiver of a taxpayer safeguard’

  • January 15, 2024

Kevin Haggerty, American Wire

The government’s gamble picking winners and losers could prove a “big, big problem” as a wind project report highlighted the risk imposed on taxpayers.

The agenda-driven administration of President Joe Biden entered the White House all too prepared to burden Americans with a bevy of Solyndra 2.0s to satisfy the climate cult. That fervor, according to a review of internal documents by Fox News Digital, included the waiver of a taxpayer safeguard that stood in the way of the Vineyard Wind project’s financial viability.

“The more we dig into the details of the Vineyard Wind project the more concerning it becomes,” watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust director Michael Chamberlain told Fox News Digital. “The Biden administration brags that this is the first utility-scale offshore wind project. But clearly, without BOEM contorting the approval process and waiving requirements meant to protect taxpayers, Vineyard is unlikely to ever have gotten off the ground.”

“Both BOEM and the developer have admitted as much. This situation does not bode well,” he continued. “If government has to bend the rules to make these projects feasible, it’s just a matter of time before the ‘clean energy transition’ is dead in the water. The only questions may be how many taxpayer resources are put at risk and how much of the American public’s trust is squandered before it happens.”

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